Sometimes, you just want to quickly save a backup copy of a file or project you’re working on — perhaps while traveling, or just before running out the door. For Mac users, Zevrix’ Instant Backup ($15) does just that.
You tell it one time where to save your backups, and whether to encrypt them with a password or not. The backup location can be a local drive or an FTP site such as your website. After that, whenever you drag your file or folder onto it, the file or folder gets copied to the backup location, optionally preserving a specified number of previous backups as well. You can also create a list of backup locations, and then choose one when performing a backup.
Simple, useful, affordable!
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.